Hi, Loves! I don’t know about you, but all of this decorating makes a girl hungry!
But, despite my love of sweets, I’ve never been entirely sure of the thought of bread pudding. I’ve not had a lot of bread pudding – it wasn’t a “thing” in my house. I just couldn’t get the whole stale bread becoming a dessert thing, especially when it was served on the soggy side. At least that’s how I felt until a recent side trip to Savannah, Georgia on our way home from a Disney World trip.
We decided to check out a charming and highly regarded restaurant called The Pirates’ House. Built in 1734, it is the oldest building in Savannah, and is rumored to be haunted by the pirates that used to visit there. The dark wood and unique layout made a believer out of me! I’d go there just for the famous and epic pecan fried chicken. But, that’s not what changed my mind about bread pudding. What changed my mind about bread pudding was that in addition to the fried chicken they also served something called Banana Bread Pudding which just sounded A.MAZ.ING.
How can something with banana bread in it be anything else but A.MAZ?ING? I bet that banana bread pudding would have been just short of heaven sent if I’d been able to taste it. Probably equally as good as my favorite strawberry pie.
Unfortunately, I’ll not know until the next time I’m in Savannah because they were out. Talk about taking the wind out of my sails!
I’ve been thinking about banana bread pudding since August and I just can’t get it out of my head.
Something had to be done. Something like making my version of Banana Bread Pudding for example. One with a warm, salted caramel sauce perhaps? Yes.
I had already waited for so long that I wasn’t up for waiting for a loaf of banana bread to bake, so I used store-bought. I also didn’t bake my french bread, although I could if I wanted to. Still, it was A.MAZ.ING just like I knew it would be.
So, I love bread pudding now, and I totally get it. Especially with ice cream. Trust me, after this, you will, too!
Banana Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce